Pakistan, Iran, Syria and Israel discussed in CNN National Security Debate

CNN’s video game like introduction to Tuesday night’s Republican national security debate was more interesting than the actual event. It included footage of the Bush Administration’s rhetoric during the Iraq war and a clip of a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speech, but… Continue Reading

Michele Bachmann Falsely Claims Iran Threatened U.S. With Nuclear Attack

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Appearing on ABC’s This Week yesterday, GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) claimed that Iran had threatened the U.S. with a nuclear attack, a proposition so discordant with the facts that ABC host Christiane Amanpour… Continue Reading

Pawlenty’s Senior Foreign Policy Adviser Honed Skills As DC Super Lobbyist, Donated To Michele Bachmann In 2010

Posted with permission of Think Progress Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s recent speech at the Council on Foreign Relations led many pundits to describe him as the most hawkish, if not neoconservative, candidate in the GOP primary field. But discussion… Continue Reading

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for November 18, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: Soner Cagaptay, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), writes that Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), due to… Continue Reading